French Jockey Savaged By Rival Horse During Race

Let it never be said that horse racing is not a physical, brutal sport. The men and women who ride race horses for a living are accustomed to putting their lives on the line and facing danger when they ride. Most of them just never expect that the danger will come the mouth of another horse on the track. One […] Continue Reading

How Much Money Do Horse Racers Make?

Have you ever wanted to know how much money horse racers make? By horse racers we mean the owners, horse trainers, and jockeys who make the sport what it is. You might be surprised to find out the earnings for the various professionals that are involved with thoroughbred horse racing can be low. Horse racing is a brutal sport that […] Continue Reading

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

In Hong Kong there is one organization that is tasked with oversight of thoroughbred racing. This is the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The prestigious organization has worked hard to make horse racing in Hong Kong the most popular sport and betting activity in the region. What you may not know is that the club also raises millions of dollars each […] Continue Reading

Emma Jayne-wilson : Hong Kong Jockey

Only a handful of women have distinguished themselves in horse racing as professional jockeys. One of the most successful of the modern era is Emma-Jayne Wilson. This Canadian-born jockey has won over 1,500 races in her career. She has made many headlines, but the one for which she may be remembered most is becoming the first female jockey to be […] Continue Reading

Angel Cordero – Jockey Profile

Angel Cordero, Jr. is known as one of the toughest jockeys to ever compete in professional horse racing. The native of Puerto Rico had a reputation for riding every race as though it were his last. Cordero was the first jockey from Puerto Rico to be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame, and won more than […] Continue Reading

Joe Bravo – Jokey Profile

There is perhaps no more famous jockey on the East Coast racing circuit than Joe Bravo. Nicknamed “Ace” for his expert riding skills, Bravo has been a dominant factor in horse racing for many years. He is especially good at the Monmouth race track in New Jersey. Many trainers turn to Joe Bravo when they have a horse who needs […] Continue Reading

Why Do They Weigh Jockeys Before The Race?

Before a jockey comes out to ride a horse in a racing event there are many things happening behind the scenes. One of these is a weigh-in. Each jockey must have their weight recorded before the beginning of the race day. This daily ritual is actually a very important part of horse racing, and it also has an impact on […] Continue Reading

How Much Does a Jockey Earn per Race?

Riding race horses for a living is one of the world’s most dangerous occupations. More than 90% of jockeys will sustain a serious injury at some point in their career. With the risk being so high, you would think jockeys earn a lot of money. The truth is that only a few jockeys in the sport achieve a six-figure income. […] Continue Reading

Julien Leparoux – french Jockey

Many jockeys come to the United States from other countries. While most of these riders hail from Latin America, Julien Leparoux began his career on the turf courses of France. Known for his patient riding ability, Leparoux now rides almost exclusively in the United States where he competes in premier races like the Triple Crown series. Leparoux’s Start in Horse […] Continue Reading

Donna Barton Brothers

In the world of thoroughbred horse racing, few women have made their mark. It is a male-dominated sport. This makes the accomplishments of jockeys like Donna Barton Brothers all the the more impressive. Winning more than 1,100 races in her distinguished career, Brothers stands beside other notable female jockeys like Julie Krone as a trailblazer in female athletics. The Career […] Continue Reading

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